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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

The season of Lent is here! Lent is by far my favorite part of the year, and that is because we are reminded of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection.  We know that through His suffering and death the prophecies are fulfilled, we are forgiven our sins, and we are granted eternal life.  But why do innocent people […]

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Ash Wednesday – Things I Need to Know

Here is you go-to list for things you need to know about Ash Wednesday. This much loved and feared day seems to come out of nowhere each year and leaves many Catholics saying, “Oh, man, is Lent already?” and others asking, “What should I be giving up for Lent?” We have already had a wonderful […]

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“Lazarus, come out!”

Today I was reading the book Jesus: a Pilgrimage by James Martin. In this particular section of the book that I was reading, Martin was discussing the passage in John where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44). He pointed out how in the passage Jesus receives a message from Martha and Mary informing […]

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Accommodating Jesus

Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?”  – John 6:60 Being a person of faith is not easy. Nor should it be. Too often we try to make the faith fit our lives, when in reality, it should be the other way […]

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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

November 13th was a great day for me. I went to a charity auction for my parish, met with old friends, made some new ones, ate, dance, sang, and was merry. Unfortunately at the same time it was one of the most terrible days for many other people around the world. It is hard to […]

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